Priya Bishen junior staffwriter

Class of 2010


  • Statistically Speaking

    In last Tuesday’s midterm elections, the Democrats won both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Here are a few statistics on the results of the elections and voter turnout:

    Number of Republican pick-ups in the United States Senate: 0

    Number of Democratic pick-ups in the United States Senate: 6

    Percentage of the vote won by Senator-elect Bob Casey (D–Pa.): 59

    News | November 13, 2006
  • Statistically Speaking

    With three school shootings occurring within one week, U.S. school officials have focused on safety. Here are some statistics on school shootings that have taken place in the past decade:

    Number of people killed in school shootings this school year (since August 2006): 9

    Number of teachers and principals killed in shootings in the past decade: 10

    Age of youngest assailant: 11

    News | October 9, 2006